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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1124 Radiation Therapists

Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiation oncologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.


National estimates for Radiation Therapists
Industry profile for Radiation Therapists
Geographic profile for Radiation Therapists

National estimates for Radiation Therapists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Radiation Therapists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,390 3.2 % $ 45.34 $ 94,300 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Radiation Therapists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.88 $ 34.30 $ 41.76 $ 51.84 $ 63.91
Annual Wage (2) $ 60,080 $ 71,350 $ 86,850 $ 107,830 $ 132,930


Industry profile for Radiation Therapists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Radiation Therapists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Radiation Therapists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Radiation Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,130 0.18 $ 42.67 $ 88,740
Offices of Physicians 4,270 0.16 $ 47.34 $ 98,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,070 0.40 $ 50.25 $ 104,520
Outpatient Care Centers 1,030 0.11 $ 57.46 $ 119,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $ 46.77 $ 97,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Radiation Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,070 0.40 $ 50.25 $ 104,520
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,130 0.18 $ 42.67 $ 88,740
Offices of Physicians 4,270 0.16 $ 47.34 $ 98,470
Outpatient Care Centers 1,030 0.11 $ 57.46 $ 119,530
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 180 0.07 $ 44.73 $ 93,030

Top paying industries for Radiation Therapists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,030 0.11 $ 57.46 $ 119,530
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $ 52.55 $ 109,310
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,070 0.40 $ 50.25 $ 104,520
Offices of Physicians 4,270 0.16 $ 47.34 $ 98,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $ 46.77 $ 97,290


Geographic profile for Radiation Therapists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Radiation Therapists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Radiation Therapists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Radiation Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,760 0.15 1.16 $ 44.73 $ 93,040
New York 1,320 0.15 1.22 $ 57.92 $ 120,470
California 1,260 0.08 0.61 $ 60.87 $ 126,610
Florida 1,150 0.14 1.09 $ 40.79 $ 84,840
Wisconsin 900 0.33 2.65 $ 39.44 $ 82,030




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiation Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 900 0.33 2.65 $ 39.44 $ 82,030
Alabama 440 0.23 1.86 $ 43.68 $ 90,860
Oklahoma 300 0.19 1.55 (8) (8)
District of Columbia 130 0.18 1.47 $ 40.62 $ 84,500
Kansas 240 0.18 1.43 $ 34.91 $ 72,620




Top paying states for Radiation Therapists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,260 0.08 0.61 $ 60.87 $ 126,610
New York 1,320 0.15 1.22 $ 57.92 $ 120,470
Oregon 190 0.11 0.84 $ 51.88 $ 107,920
Washington 300 0.09 0.76 $ 51.18 $ 106,450
Montana 60 0.14 1.13 $ 49.80 $ 103,570





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Radiation Therapists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,400 0.16 1.27 $ 59.54 $ 123,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 720 0.20 1.61 $ 43.87 $ 91,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 650 0.22 1.76 $ 44.15 $ 91,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 440 0.10 0.80 $ 42.03 $ 87,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 390 0.13 1.04 $ 44.56 $ 92,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 380 0.07 0.52 $ 57.75 $ 120,110
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 290 0.12 0.94 $ 39.65 $ 82,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.11 0.89 $ 44.62 $ 92,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 280 0.10 0.82 $ 45.68 $ 95,020
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.20 1.63 $ 37.80 $ 78,620




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiation Therapists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.54 4.29 $ 41.28 $ 85,870
Killeen-Temple, TX 70 0.50 3.97 $ 45.23 $ 94,080
Madison, WI 180 0.47 3.77 $ 40.73 $ 84,710
Gainesville, FL 50 0.38 3.04 $ 38.36 $ 79,790
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 50 0.35 2.76 (8) (8)
Rochester, NY 140 0.29 2.36 $ 42.43 $ 88,250
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 140 0.27 2.17 $ 36.11 $ 75,110
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 30 0.26 2.04 $ 39.49 $ 82,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 200 0.25 2.00 $ 39.41 $ 81,970
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.24 1.95 $ 48.93 $ 101,770




Top paying metropolitan areas for Radiation Therapists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.06 0.45 $ 72.57 $ 150,950
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 130 0.13 1.08 $ 69.92 $ 145,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.09 0.73 $ 67.85 $ 141,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.13 1.08 $ 61.98 $ 128,930
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,400 0.16 1.27 $ 59.54 $ 123,840
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.07 0.54 $ 59.40 $ 123,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 380 0.07 0.52 $ 57.75 $ 120,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.67 $ 53.44 $ 111,150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.12 0.95 $ 53.21 $ 110,670
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.59 $ 52.43 $ 109,060

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Radiation Therapists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 0.97 $ 33.81 $ 70,320
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.04 $ 31.80 $ 66,140
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.38 $ 37.90 $ 78,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiation Therapists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.04 $ 31.80 $ 66,140
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.38 $ 37.90 $ 78,830
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 0.97 $ 33.81 $ 70,320

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Radiation Therapists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 55.93 $ 116,330
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 43.72 $ 90,930
North Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 38.09 $ 79,230
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.38 $ 37.90 $ 78,830
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 0.97 $ 33.81 $ 70,320


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021